Cord Blood Education
To our expectant parents,
One of the most important birth options available to you is the preservation of your baby’s umbilical cord blood. Even if you have read about or considered cord blood preservation with a past pregnancy, it is likely that the value of stem cells has significantly increased since then. Cord blood is the blood that remains in the umbilical cord after your baby has been delivered and the cord has been cut. The collection procedure is of no risk to the mother or newborn. Cord blood is a rich source of stem cells, which are used in many lifesaving medical treatments today. Additionally, stem cells are showing promise in the treatment of brain injury, cerebral palsy and type 1 diabetes.
The state of Texas requires that patients be educated about cord blood stem cells and their banking options.
Before your 28-week glucose visit, we request that you view a short educational video on the subject of cord blood banking.
This is an important decision for you and your family to consider, so we encourage you to watch this video with your loved ones. There is only one opportunity at the time your baby delivers to collect their cord blood. We want you to be well informed about your options so we are here to assist you with additional questions.
We all look forward to the arrival of your newborn baby.